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PBS
Jan 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
bomb factory of the rebels. she struggles to get the words ut but gabrielle giffords' message was crystal clear -- the time for gun-control is now. she made her appeal to a u.s. senate committee considering tighter gun laws. she spoke two years after she suffered a shot in the head in arizona. news came in of another shooting in phoenix. >> another day, another mass shooting. this one in phoenix. three were injured, one quickly. the politicians were hearing evidence about plans for new gun controls. president obama has a powerful new ally, a politician, a survivor. allies, but her awkward steps show not fully recovered from the bullet that passed through her brain. her husband leading the way. for the former congresswoman, her gift of speech are a distant memory. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. of violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. we must do something. >> her life changed forever in this arizona car blocked. she was shot at point-blank range by young men armed with a semiotic pistol with a 32 round clip. the
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
senators had their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, this time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the real solution to gun violence
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
, as well. gabrielle giffords aims to raise $20 million for the 2014 midterm elections. the n.r.a. is obviously, as you mentioned, going to be adding to their membership, getting more fund raising so this is a battle and a place where they can take out intense positions. >> sreenivasan: how about putting this in terms of perspective in terms of 2014, 2016? even the vice president why he decided to come out on good deal but is on almost a road tour. he seems to be campaigning for both gun rights and gun control or sun safety as well as maybe for himself. >> well, the presidential race, of course, we just inaugurated president obama for his second term. we've seen action shifts to the states. you have democratic governors making moves on this. andrew cuomo in new york is taking the lead. he could run for president. the vice president is not making it secret that he could be running for president as well so he's the front man on this major issue that the president will be talking about. so none of this is without politics in mind. the money does matter, the momentum on this matters when
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
on gun violence. very poignant testimony from gabrielle giffords, the former congresswoman. and then the nra represented by some pretty remarkable pushback from wayne la pierre and some other folks, does this change, i mean where are we in the debate over what's going to happen about guns? i mean has it moved, david? >> well, in terms of the theatre of the hearings, giffords and the people who want more gun control certainly dominated. i still think the nra is weirdly inept. i assume they know what they are doing, this is their business. but they are no projected at least to me. and having said that, know, my sense is, and it's just a vague atmospheric sense that a lot of the oomph has gone out of the president's initiative, what biden is doing. he is up there working hard but it's very hard for members of congress to vote when their phones are being flooded. and the people who really vote on this issue are on the gun right's side. and so i thence a little dissipation in the passion. and it's still possible to get some reforms on the background checks and things like that. but o
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